Category: Niagara Falls Trips

Niagara Falls travelblog: Viewing the Falls from different spots

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From NewsOK.com:

My radio colleague, Jim Traber, made a great point with me the other day on The Sports Animal. Traber said Niagara Falls is a lot like the Grand Canyon. He is awed by Niagara Falls. He thinks it’s glorious. But when he gets there, he sees it, he’s impressed and he’s ready to go. Either to the casino or to the highway.

And it’s a valid question. After you’ve seen Niagara Falls, what then? Do you keep looking at it? How do you experience Niagara Falls for more than just 15 minutes?

Well, the Dish and I tried to answer that question Tuesday. And I think we did.

* We viewed Niagara Falls from various points at the top of the falls.

Niagara Falls travelblog: Trying out Canada

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From NewsOK:

Oh, Canada.

I love Canada. Love the people. Love the land. Love the concept – a sister nation, just as free, just as quirky, sitting right on top of us, with a slightly different history.

My trips to Canada have been far too few. But our week last year on Prince Edward Island made me want to see even more of Canada. So when Trish the Dish and I decided to take a few days between the OU-Ohio State game and the OSU-Pitt game to visit Niagara Falls, I decided to stay on the Canada side.

It’s a little dicey. The phones can be screwed up and were. The televisions can be different and were. The money is different. You never know about customs.

But this I knew. The Canadian side of Niagara Falls always has seemed more hopping than the American side of Niagara Falls. And stunningly, when I compared Courtyard by Marriott prices, the Ontario hotel was a little cheaper than the New York state hotel.

Toronto and Niagara

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From the HNBP blog (how now brownpau) which includes some photos:

We visited Toronto for a long weekend, with a day trip to Niagara Falls on the side. This was our first time to Toronto, my first time to Niagara, and Ezra’s first international trip and plane ride.

7 Ways To Escape The Everyday In Niagara Falls

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From the Chicagoist:

Niagara Falls is the meeting point of the Canadian and American borders, where two countries collide in the form of a spectacular natural wonder. Almost as spectacular as the thundering water is the excitement, food, and adventure found on the Canadian side of the line.

A trip to Niagara Falls is more than a simple weekend getaway; it’s a way to escape the ordinary and discover Canada’s wild side at its finest. Experience the wonderment of the Falls while embarking on a culinary journey, take a thrilling zipline ride across the river, or simply stand on the Canadian side of the border and wave across the Falls at your American friends while enjoying that sweet, low Canadian dollar.

Experiencing natural wonder and quintessential kitsch in Niagara Falls

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From the Toronto Star:

I tried to do it all — the mazes and minigolf and midway and magic. I rode on a zip line, a ferris wheel, a cable car and a helicopter. I lunched at a rotating restaurant, looking down at tumbling tumultuous water, then out at the distant towers of downtown Toronto. I pet a parrot. I played “Hercules,” the world’s largest pinball machine. I stared into the waxy eyes of Hollywood heroes and my own long face in funhouse mirrors. I lost five dollars to a one-cent slot machine called “Treasure Tempest.” I even ate a beavertail. I saw illuminations and fireworks. I got soaked on the Hornblower, and I soaked in my retro hotel room’s heart-shaped Jacuzzi. For a very fleeting moment, I was actually spooked in a haunted house. Then, on a hike deep in the Niagara Gorge, I felt awe.

Welcome to Niagara Falls, Ont. — the most Instagrammed place in Canada, home of the most voluminous waterfall in North America and (still unofficially) the Honeymoon Capital of the World.

Charming Niagara-on-the-Lake offers international getaway, close to home

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This isn’t directly related to Niagara Falls, but many visitors do make a trip into Niagara-on-the-Lake when the come.

From the Cleveland.com:

American soldiers burned charming Niagara-on-the-Lake to the ground in late 1813, a brutal act in the ongoing War of 1812.

Lucky for us, the Canadians rebuilt – because Americans have been enjoying this lovely, lakeside town ever since.

For Clevelanders, especially, it’s an ideal jaunt – less than four hours by car for an international weekend away.

Airbnb says home-sharing business is booming in Niagara Falls

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From the Buffalo News:

The private home-sharing economy is becoming a factor in the Niagara Falls tourism scene, though so far it’s made little dent in the hotel trade in the Cataract City.

Since 2014, the number of Niagara Falls-area residents hosting tourists in their homes has quadrupled, and the number of tourists choosing to stay in homes instead of hotels is six times greater than three years ago.

Airbnb, the leading home-sharing website, issued a report this week citing its success near Niagara Falls and other leading New York State parks.

Niagara Falls: the honeymoon capital Indians love to visit

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From the News India Times:

Fourth time around, it cannot be a coincidence, for sure. My wife and I are now very certain of one thing: if there’s one tourist spot in America where more Indians frequent than any ‘Little India’ area in the United States, it’s Niagara Falls – the home of three majestic waterfalls spanning the boundaries of the United States and Canada, beautiful gardens and verdant vistas, with quaint, tiny islands one can cross by foot over bridges, strong riptides lapping at edges.

Last week was my fourth visit to Niagara Falls in 17 years: the first time was with my girlfriend, when we were both graduate students in New York; then again after she and I got married, once when my parents visited from New Delhi, and my wife and I accompanied them; and now, with the kids and my wife in tow.

9 things to see and do on a scenic Niagara River Parkway road trip

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From the Plaid Zebra:

Niagara Falls — it’s not a destination that many people associate with peaceful vistas and quiet countryside. Instead, you might be thinking of crowds of tourists and cheesy attractions in the Clifton Hill District. But a road trip to Niagara Falls brings the opportunity to take in breathtaking country scenery, quaint lakeside towns, local wineries and historic sites.

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